Osman back for Crewe
Abdul Osman should bolster Crewe's midfield options for their home clash with Oldham in Sky Bet League One.
The Alex's club captain has not played since February 15 because of a foot injury, yet he returned to training this week ahead of a crucial game where Crewe will be hoping to end a four-game winless streak.
Ajay Leitch-Smith (ankle) was left out of the 1-1 draw with Walsall in midweek but both he and Uche Ikpeazu (ankle), an unused substitute that night, played for the club's Under-21s on Monday.
Defensive duo George Ray (ankle) and Ollie Turton (knee) also played in that game and could be called upon but both Max Clayton (ankle) and fellow forward Ryan Colclough (stomach) are a little further away from comebacks.
Oldham welcome back three players.
Latics are able to call upon on-loan attacking midfielder David Worrall again after he was ineligible to play against his parent club Rotherham in midweek, while striker Jonson Clarke-Harris returns from suspension.
Meanwhile, winger James Dayton should make his comeback from a knee injury which has troubled him in recent weeks.
Oldham do have two long-term injury absentees, though, with central defender Genseric Kusunga (thigh) and midfielder Anton Rodgers (knee) currently occupying the sidelines.